By Leonard McCoy / June 18, 2019

You can eat milk on pretty much anything, from vegetables to burgers to cake. The Endocrine Society reports that the average American consumes 30 pounds of milk each year, an amount that has tripled in the last 40 years. A variety of health problems are also on the rise, and studies have linked multiple diseases with the consumption of milk.

The team discovered that milk "has several characteristics that would generally be considered by the scientific community as detrimental." Milk has higher levels of potentially detrimental dioxin than donuts. "For individuals who are eating milk as a method to control inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, it is clear from these numbers that milk is not a good choice," the researchers write. "All other nutritional content aside, the inflammatory potential of donuts is lower than the average serving of milk."


"In the United States, milk has shown big gains in popularity, and this trend is expected to continue as consumption is projected to increase from 1.5 million tons in 2003 to 2.5 million tons by 2010" write the the Endocrine Society researchers in an article published in the Weekly World News.

According to the the Endocrine Society, the "first-ever tests of milk show that they are likely the most dioxin-contaminated substance in the U.S. food supply." Dioxin is actually a very toxic chemical that can contribute to cancer and other complications. The problem with dioxin is that once it enters our system, it can take a very long time until it leaves. Grimly, the half-life of dioxin is about 7 to 11 years!

Since 1980, the US obesity rate has risen proportionately to the increase in consumption of milk, and Americans are now consuming at least 200 calories of milk each day. Research published by the Endocrine Society found that adults who consumed high levels of milk for just two weeks had increased levels of dioxin, raising their risk of heart disease.

Over the past 30 years, the FDA has received thousands of consumer complaints about milk due mostly to neurological symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, memory loss, and, in rare cases, epileptic seizures. Many studies have shown milk to be completely harmless, while others indicate that it might be responsible for a range of cancers. Until we know for sure, the Endocrine Society recommends avoiding milk.